Tuesday February 21 2012
Cavani: 'Ivanovic helped'

Edinson Cavani reveals how Branislav Ivanovic “helped” him score in Napoli’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea.

The striker made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time with a bizarre finish on Gokhan Inler’s curling cross to the back post.

“Ivanovic pushed me a bit with his head and that helped me put more power behind the ball, hitting it with my shoulder,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“It was an extraordinary match from everyone and we prepared it perfectly. At the end of the game we finally realised that we won a difficult tie against a world-beating side.

“This knowledge gives us the strength to continue cultivating the dream of qualification for the quarter-finals.”

El Matador has a remarkable strike rate in the Champions League this season, netting with almost all the shots he got on target.

“In Europe there is more space in attack, as the teams always play to win, whereas domestically some opponents defend to earn a point or try to hit us on the break.”

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